How far we’ve come

Partners joined

Stories shared


On the Rio Verde

This lyrical essay is based on Rethink Outside™ Storyteller Leeanna Torres’ experience on the Green River in 2021, through the generosity of FreeFlow Institute and American Rivers.

Kansas Students Learn, Cope and, Heal Through Environmental Education

An alternative high school in Kansas partnered with environmental educators to Rethink Outside for students often left behind.

Equity in Action

When Natasha Coleman was a freshman in high school, her sister connected her to the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Youth Farm program. The experience would change her life.

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